JACKSON — Ripon Christian torched Golden Sierra from inside and out in its 88-44 blowout win Thursday in the opening round of Argonaut’s Quarterback Club Tournament.
The Knights knocked down 13 3-pointers, while 6-foot-8 Jacob Vander Hoek led all scorers with 25 points. Andrew Vander Weide chipped in 12, and Jacob Van Groningen canned three of those 3s for his nine points. All nine Ripon Christian players who suited up scored.
“(Vander Hoek) is a nice complement to Andrew,” Ripon Christian coach Mark Hofman said. “He’s 6-8 with nice hands and gets a lot of offensive rebounds.
Ripon Christian took command early and expanded on its early 11-point lead with a 26-6 run in the second quarter. Riley Larson paced Golden Sierra with 20 points.
The Knights face Bradshaw Christian in the semifinals today.
East Union 57,
Grace Davis 40
TURLOCK — Patrick Murphy and Chris Munguia helped East Union (2-3) shake out of its slow start with energy and defense in the 41st annual Frank Godinez Tournament opener.
Blake Greenlee and Jay Gakhal took it from there. Greenlee fired 11 of his 24 points in the third quarter before sitting out the rest of the game, while Gakhal finished with 18 points.
Pitman 45, Ripon 42
TURLOCK — The Indians (1-3) missed a 3-pointer to tie it against the Godinez Tournament co-host. They already have three games decided by three or less points this season.
Kyle Sisk and James Gaalswyk scored 12 and eight points, respectively. Pitman (5-1) was paced by Michael Anderson’s 20 points.
Ripon gets a rematch with Ceres today in the consolation bracket. The Indians lost to Ceres 43-33 in their final game of the Stagg Tournament last week.